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Industry News

DoorKing® “Hands-On” Workshop a Huge Success!
Press Release - Jun 20, 2013
Inglewood, CA – Gate operator and access control systems manufacturer DoorKing, Inc., has introduced a new series of on the road technical training seminars. The first of these new two-day seminars was recently held in Pearl, Mississippi where 59 dealers attended ...
Expanded Line of ElectroBraid Products from Woodstream Designed for Safe and Secure Fencing
PR News Wire - Jun 19, 2013
Woodstream Corporation, a global manufacturer of animal control products and electronic containment systems that provide safe, economical alternatives to barbed wire fencing, now offers a new assortment of ElectroBraid products including 1,000' braid reels, copper-coated splicers, energizers, ground rod kits and digital testers. . ... Announces the Release of New Gate Operators from CAME by LiftMaster to their Online Store & Offers Special Promotion
PRWeb - Jun 19, 2013
Perimeter Security Systems expands their line of gate security systems to include CAME by LiftMaster. CAME by LiftMaster products are reported to offer home and business owners with greater flexibility and customization options compared to traditional gate operators. ...
The 50-Year Fence: A modern approach to traditional fencing
Pleasanton Express - Jun 19, 2013
Technological advancements help make fences stronger,longer-lasting For years, conventional wire products like barbed wire and field fence, have dominated the fencing industry due to limitations in manufacturing and technology ...
Fence building made easier
High Plains Journal - Jun 21, 2013
For more than 27 years, Hotwoods of Grand Island, Neb., has been manufacturing and selling hydraulic wire winders. The company has more than 16,000 in use worldwide. The hydraulic winder motor provides ample power for hard jobs like pulling barbed wire through tall grass...
Fence Center Announces Jerith Fences Will Now Be Featured on Their Website
PRWeb - Jun 19, 2013
Fence Center, an American online retailer of fences, porch railings and other home exterior fixtures, is pleased to announce that it will now be offering Jerith fences on its website. ...

Industry News - People

DoorKing® Welcomes Reiger
Press release - Jun 20, 2013
Inglewood, CA – DoorKing is pleased welcome Bob Reiger as their new Mid Atlantic Regional Sales Manager. In his new position, Bob will be responsible for gate operator and access control sales in the Mid Atlantic Region, and for building relationships in the distribution channel ...
ASTM Honors Charles Naegele for contributions to fence standards.
ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release) - Jun 21, 2013
Charles Naegele, P.E., owner and principal of Allied Consulting Inc. in Clarks Summit, PA, received Jerry W. Gambrell Memorial Award from ASTM International Committee F14 on Fences. Naegele was honored for his exemplary leadership and technical support while serving as chairman of Subcommittee F14.40 on Chain Link Fence and Wire Accessorie ...

Decking Industry News

Premium Brazilian Decking To Sell Only Responsibly Harvested Wood
PR Leap - Jun 20, 2013
(PRLEAP.COM) Premium Brazilian Decking, a company that works with harvested Brazilian hardwood to create beautiful decking, is proud to announce that it will continue to use only responsibly harvested Brazilian hardwood i...

Fence Contractors in the News

Charlotte Fence Company Announces Completion Of Project With Carolina Thread Trail
On Video Games - Jun 20, 2013
Charlotte, NC — Locally owned Charlotte fence company, Forrest Fence, announced today that it constructed the fence and barrier gates for the Carolina Thread Trail Community Coordinator on Malibu Road in Mt Pleasant, NC.. ...
5 Fence Installation Tips From Lighthouse Fence
PRWEb - Jun 21, 2013
New York (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 Lighthouse group serves all of Long Island, including both Nassau and Suffolk County. On their site there are sections dedicated to fence installations, history of the company, fence repairs and much, much more. . ...

Local Government Issues

WIS Investigates: Taxpayers question $73,000 fence for county courthouse
WIS-TV - Jun 20, 2013
CAMDEN, SC (WIS) - Kershaw County says when it comes to the parking lot behind the courthouse where the judges park and where inmates are brought in and out, the county had to make some security changes....
Cedar Rapids’ new $150K gateway sign challenged by DOT chain-link fence
The Gazette - Jun 24, 2013
No one disputes that the new gateway sign that welcomes northbound motorists to the city on Interstate 380 is an improvement....
Middletown suing over post office's chain-link fence
Times Herald-Record - Jun 22, 2013
MIDDLETOWN — The City of Middletown is suing the U.S. Postal Service in federal court to try to force them to take down the 8-foot chain-link fence around the post office parking lot at the corner of South and Fulton streets.....
Royal Oak fence violators told to hold on - Jun 20, 2013
ROYAL OAK – Fence ordinance violations in Royal Oak have been put on hold as the city searches for ways to remedy an issue that has become a nuisance for residents and the city.....
New laws for property owners with electric fences
eNCA - Jun 22, 2013
Pretoria - New laws could see property owners paying the price if they don’t comply with the latest regulation that requires all electric fences to be installed by certified companies.....
Thunder Bay transit fences in smokers - Jun 21, 2013
Smokers waiting for a bus at the Water Street terminal in Thunder Bay now have their own space to light up in since the installation of a fenced-in area on each side of the terminal....
Business Fence Can Be Metal
The Missourian - Jun 22, 2013
Poor Boyz Recycling owners James Wood and Seth Crocker no longer need to worry about installing a masonry, vinyl or wood fence around part of the property they plan to use for their business in the near future.....

Community Issues

Fence sparks Texas-size fight
San Antonio Express-News - Jun 24, 2013
BEN BOLT, Texas — For more than a century, a sturdy, low fence defined part of the northern boundary of the Santa Gertrudis Division of the enormous King Ranch, serving also as the line between Jim Wells and Kleberg counties......
Fences turn Yapton fields into ‘prisons’
Bognor Regis Observer - Jun 24, 2013
Christopher Weymouth said the developer of the land north of Burndell Road had wrecked the landscape with the mass of temporary steel mesh structures......
Shell Refinery Installing Another Security Fence
Martinez.Patch - Jun 24, 2013
If you pass by the Shell Refinery on the Miller/Dineen side off Marina Vista you may see construction crews installing a new fence. The fence will be a secondary fence, about six feet further into the Shell property.....

Fence Diputes

Rob Ford intervened in North York fence dispute, neighbours say
Toronto Star - Jun 20, 2013
The letter from the city was titled “Final Notice of Violation.” It gave Nick D’Amario two weeks. D’Amario had erected a wooden fence on public property beside his corner house near Downsview Park. While North York’s community council had given him permission to build a fence,...

Fences and Animals

Deer calmly jump over fence (with chaotic twist)
Toronto Star - Jun 24, 2013
(CBS News) When the pack of deer above encounter an obstacle, it's hypnotizing to see how orderly they are approaching the situation. But do you know what's even more fascinating?...


Schools and Fences

Plan to put in fences around schools draws criticism
Iowa City Press Citizen - Jun 19, 2013
Area residents expressed frustration with the Iowa City Community School Board plan to put in fencing around elementary schools and to close several schools at Tuesday night’s meeting......
Fence donation helps ROWVA School District
Galesburg Register-Mail - Jun 21, 2013
ONEIDA — A generous donation from Galesburg District 205 to ROWVA District 208 will be used on the new softball field that District 208 plans to build north of the high school, next to the high school baseball diamond.......

Pool Safety

Pool owners get fence warnings
Lockport Journal - Jun 22, 2013
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — In the past week, four homeowners have received notices from the city warning them that their swimming pools are not compliant with building code....

Fencing and Airports

Long running lawsuit over Kalispell airport fence settled
KPAX - Jun 22, 2013
KALISPELL - A long running litigation process came to a close at a Kalispell City Council meeting on Monday evening. The owner of Diamond Aire sued the city of Kalispell in 2004 after he said a fence placed on his property interfered with business operations...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Senate Advances GOP Border Security Plan for Immigration Bill
ABC News - Jun 24, 2013
The Senate on Monday moved toward adopting significant changes to the border security provisions in its comprehensive immigration bill, a move seen as crucial to attracting a broad majority of support for the landmark legislation....
Border fence is in the eye of the beholder
Washington Times - Jun 24, 2013
The border security deal senators struck this week does not call for 700 miles of new fencing, but rather for 700 miles in total — a figure the Homeland Security Department already claims it’s near to completing....

Weird News

Mom fails at impersonating daughter in English exam
Canoe - Jun 17, 2013
A disguise worn by a 52-year-old woman in Paris didn't make the grade when she tried to take a high school English exam for her 19-year-old daughter last week.....

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